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2017-07-22    Amin Bassem the Winner of Lake Sevan 2017
On July 22 the closing ceremony of the "Lake Sevan 2017" International Chess Tournament took place. The ceremony was attended by the First Vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and Director of Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputian, the president of the RA Control Chamber, the Vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation Levon Yolyan, Governo...
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2017-07-21    The Tournament Approaches to Its End
Games of Round 8 of Lake Sevan 2017 international chess tournament took place today in Sevan, Armenia. In the top game of the round Tamyr Nabaty of Israel faced Amin Bassem of Egypt. The game had an even flow, none of the sides risked and on move 49 the game was drawn. The other leader of the tournament Marty Kravtsiv made a quick draw against Haik Martirosyan. An imp...
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2017-07-20    Three Players Lead the Table
Round 7 of Lake Sevan international tournament took place in Sevan, Armenia. From the 5 games of round 4 were decisive. The only draw was registered in the game of tournament’s leader – Amin Bassem. Egyptian GM made a draw against Hovhannes Gabuzyan. Tamir Nabaty and Martyn Kravstiv celebrated important victories over Tigran Harutyunyan and Dariusz Swiercz. Due to the...
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2017-07-19    Amin Bassem again Started to Solely Lead the Table
Round 6 of Lake Sevan tournament took place in Sevan, Armenia. Amin Bassem took an important victory over Manuel Petrosyan. The victory resulted in that Bassem again started to solely the table. The other leader Martyn Kravtsiv was very close to celebrate victory over Igor Kovalenko: Kravtsiv had big advantage but because of time trouble, he did not manage to find the...
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2017-07-18    5 Draws in Round 5
Half of the Lake Sevan 2017 international chess tournament is left behind:  games of the 5th round were played today. The round was peaceful: all 5 games ended in a draw. Unlike other rounds, where games were lasting more than 5 hours and 100 and more moves were being registered, the longest game of this round – Samvel Ter-Sahakyan – Hovhannes Gabuzyan, lasted just 44...
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2017-07-17    Lake Sevan 2017: Round 4
Games of round 4 of Lake Sevan international tournament took place today. The leader of the tournament Martyn Kravtsiv made a quick draw against Hovhannes Gabuzyan. This result was on hand to Amin Bassem who defeated Samvel Ter-Sahakyan and started to share the first place together with Kravstiv. Manuel Petrosyan of Armenia defeated Tigran Harutyunyan and Dariusz Swie...
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2017-07-16    Change of the Լeader
Games of round 3 of Lake Sevan 2017 international chess tournament took place in Sevan. In the top game of the round then leader of the tournament Amin Bassem of Egypt faced Martyn Kravtsiv of Ukraine. In the game Kravtsiv crushed his opponent in just 22 moves, the whole game lasted about an hour. After this victory Kravtsiv started to solely lead the table. 2017 Cham...
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2017-07-15    Amin Bassem Solely Leads the Table
Round 2 of Lake Sevan 2017 took place today. In the top game of the round Amin Bassem defeated IM Haik Martirosyan in 79 moves – with a perfect score becoming the sole leader of the tournament. The results of two more games were decisive – Manuel Petrosyan took victory over Samvel Ter-Sahakyan and Dariusz Swiercz won the game against Hovhannes Gabuzyan. In the round t...
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2017-07-14    Fighting Chess in the First Round
First round of the Lake Sevan 2017 international chess tournament took place on the lakeshore of picturesque Sevan. Lake Sevan 2017 is the strongest tournament that is being held in Armenia this year. All the players were determined to win a full point during the first round. And all the games of the round were decisive. On July 14 the youngest participant of the tour...
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2017-07-13    Opening Ceremony
The solemn opening ceremony of the “Lake Sevan 2017” International Chess Tournament took place today on July 13 at Best Western Bohemian Resort Hotel. The first vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputian, the Governor of Gegharqunik region, the President of Gegharqunik Region Chess Federatio...
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2017-06-26    “Lake Sevan 2017” International Chess Tournament
The annual "Lake Sevan" International Chess Tournament kicks off on the 13th of July, 2017. This year the participants of the tournament are GM Bassem Amin /Egypt/, GM Igor Kovalenko /Latvia/, GM Martyn Kravtsiv /Ukraine/,  GM Tamir Nabaty /Israel/, GM Dariusz Swiercz /Poland/, GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan, IM Manuel Petrosyan, IM Haik M. Martirosyan ...
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2016-07-27    Closing Ceremony
On 26th of July Martuni Culture Palace hosted the closing ceremony of the “Lake Sevan - 2016” International Chess Tournament. The Vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputian, the Governor of Gegharqunik region, the President of Gegharqunik Region Chess Federation Rafik Grigoryan and the Mayor...
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2016-07-26    Round 8 and 9 Reports
Lake Sevan 2016 tournament came to its end. On July 25 and 26 games of 8 and 9 round were played. The decisive game of the tournament was the game of round 8 between Samuel Sevian and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi. The game was very nervous one, and chess players were feeling great tension and were playing under big pressure. The game lasted about 6 hours. In the endgame Sev...
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2016-07-25    Round 7 Report
Games of round 7 of Lake Sevan 2016 were played yesterday. In this round Vladimir Onishchuk who was sharing the last place defeated one of the leaders of the tournament Duda Jan-Krzysztof in style. In this round Robert Hovhannisyan won his game against Hovhannes Gabuzyan. The other three games of the tournament between Vladislav Artemiev-Samuel Sevian, Arman Pashikian...
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2016-07-24    Round 6 Report
The games of round 6 of Lake Sevan 2016 tournament were played yesterday. For the first time in the tournament draws were more than decisive games. The sole leader of the tournament Samuel Sevian made a draw against David Anton Guijarro. The matches Hovhannes Gabuzyan-Arman Pashikian and Samvel Ter-Sahakyan-Vladislav Artemiev ended in a draw as well. The draw of th...
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2016-07-23    Round 5 Report
The games of round 5 of Lake Sevan 2016 tournament were played yesterday. In the central game of the day one of the leaders of the tournament Samvel Ter-Sahakyan faced Sameuel Sevian, who was sharing the third place. In the so far longest game of the tournament, which lasted 103 moves, Sevian managed to win. The other leader of the tournament Duda Jan-Krzysztof was de...
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2016-07-21    Round 4 Report
The games of round four of Lake Sevan 2016 tournament were played yesterday. In the central game of the day Jan-Krzysztof Duda faced Vladislav Artemiev. The game turned out to be very interesting and dramatic. In the middle of the game Duda had a big advantage but he exchanged the queens wrongly, which was in favor of Artemiev. The game transposed into an ending where...
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2016-07-20    Round 3 Report
The games of the third round of “Lake Sevan-2016” took place today, on July 20. Like in previous two rounds 3 of 5 games were decisive in this round as well. Hovhannes Gabuzyan, David Anton Guijarro and Robert Hovhannisyan celebrated their first victories at this tournament. Gabuzyan took advantage over one of the leaders of the tournament Samuel Sevian and got his fi...
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2016-07-20    Round 1 and Round 2 Report
1st and 2nd rounds of the “Lake Sevan 2016” are left behind. 3 of 5 games of the first round were decisive. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, the winner of “Lake Sevan 2014, overcame Hovhannes Gabuzyan with black pieces. Vladislav Artemiev from Russia defeated Vladimir Onischuk representing Ukraine on move 41. The first round was victorious for Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (Armenia) as ...
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2016-07-17    Opening Ceremony
Today on July 17th Martuni Culture Palace hosted the opening ceremony of the “Lake Sevan 2016” International Chess Tournament. The Vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia Smbat Lputian, the Governor of Gegharqunik region, the president of Gegharqunik Region Chess Federation Rafik Grigoryan and the Mayo...
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2016-07-09    Announcement
The opening ceremony of the tournament will take place on July 17th at 5pm local time at Martuni Culture Palace. The games start every day at 3pm local time at Martuni Culture Palace. Live games and live streaming will be available on the official website.  ...
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2016-05-14    “Lake Sevan 2016” International Chess Tournament
Chess Academy of Armenia has the pleasure to announce that this year the “Lake Sevan 2016” International Chess Tournament is going to be held for the 10th year in a row. The tournament, being organized from 17 to 27 July, 2016 in Martuni, Armenia, promises to be spectacular and fascinating as the winners and strongest participants of previous years are going to take p...
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2015-07-22    "Lake Sevan-2015": Closing Ceremony
"Lake Sevan-2015" International Tournament came to an end. After nine-day exciting and spectacular struggle polish GM Jan Krzysztof Duda scored 6 points out of 9 and became the winner of the tournament. GM David Anton Guijarro from Spain became silver medalist scoring 5.5 points. GMs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (India), Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (Armenia) and Vladisvav Artemiev...
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2015-07-12    "Lake Sevan-2015": Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of the “Lake Sevan 2015” International Chess Tournament took place on July 11, 2015 at Martuni Culture Palace. The President of the Republic of Armenia, who doubles as the President of the Armenian Chess Federation, Serzh Sargsyan, the Vice-President of the Armenian Chess Federation, the Founder and President of the Chess Academy of Armenia GM Smb...
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2015-05-28    “Lake Sevan 2015” International Chess Tournament
The Chess Academy of Armenia under the auspices of Armenian Chess Federation is organizing the annual “Lake Sevan 2015” International Chess Tournament from 11 to 21 July, 2015 in Martuni, Armenia. It is a FIDE 15th category round robin tournament with 10 participants. The opening ceremony of the tournament will take place on July 11 at 4 pm local time, at Martuni C...
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